Sunday, December 5

PM under fire over U-turns



The Government is being urged to push back next year’s A-Level and GCSE exams in order to cope with the impact of the coronavirus crisis on pupils.

Labour’s shadow education secretary Kate Green said pupils entering Year 11 and 13 who have lost up to six months of teaching time face “a mountain to climb” unless the timetable is changed.

It comes as diners across England make the most of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, on the final day that the Government is funding the initiative. Chancellor Rishi Sunak urged people to “maintain the momentum” and continue supporting local restaurants, pubs and cafes.

Meanwhile, police have vowed to “do everything within our power” to prosecute the organisers of illegal raves, after the bank holiday weekend saw thousands descend on unlicensed music events.